Dale I think that does make sense, at least for me having just overhauled a pair of Record pedals (old strap loop kind). It also took me a few tries to get the bearings to sit right. For me, it seemed to be really important to make sure the spindle stayed totally still. The pedals I overhauled did still feel smooth but were all out grimey on the outside and a little rusty. Having cleaned them up nicely on the outside I just couldn't resist repacking them!
Kirke Campbell Houston TX USA
Dale Brown wrote:
> << ...Is there a?trick to this... >>
> They are tricky.
> Two clues:
> 1. You already referred to this, use only the amount of grease that will properly do the job, no excess. Maybe use a hypodermic needle or something similar to insert extra grease after it's together...
> 2., Once you start to reassemble & thread on the outer cone and before it makes contact with grease laden ball bearings, pull the pedal spindle back so the outer cone and race contact the bearings. That will leave the gap at the back or inside bearings (hopefully they will stay in place!) . Then tighten the cone itself, not twisting the spindle but holding it stationary... That will pull the inside bearings and races together but with the twisting action now taking place up front where they are already safely in their track. The rear or inner bearings will be drawn together in a straight line with hopefully no twisting action which might have otherwise messed them up. (Does all this make sense?)
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raymond Dobbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <email@example.com>
> Sent: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 6:14 pm
> Subject: [CR] Overhauling Super Record Ti pedals
> I'd never tried overhauling Record pedals before, and today I did it for th
> e first time with?Super Record Ti spindle pedals.? I've done bbs, heads
> ets and hubs, so I?wasn't expecting any difficulty...but I was surprised
> by how difficult it was to?set up the bearings on the outside of the peda
> l (closest to the dustcaps).? The loose bearings have to be in precisely
> the right location in order for?the cone nut to engage them correctly as
> you thread it on.? If you have too much grease on the bearings or the con
> e nut, the bearings get pulled/pushed out of place as the cone threads in.
> ? It took me a few tries to figure out how to?get it right.
> Are all?Record pedals as difficult (or easy depending on your level of ex
> pertise!), or are the Ti?spindle pedals different?
> Is there a?trick to this that I don't know?
> Ray Dobbins
> Miami Florida USA